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Ernest Gowers

Ernest Gowers

Sir Ernest Arthur Gowers GCB GBE (2 June 1880 – 16 April 1966) is best remembered for his book Plain Words, first published in 1948, and for his revision of Fowler's Modern English Usage. Before making his name as an author he had a long career in the British civil service, which he entered in 1903. His final full-time appointment was as Senior Regional Commissioner for Civil Defence, London Region (1940–45). After the Second World War he was appointed chairman of numerous government inquirie...
Port in a Storm

Port in a Storm

see below"Port in a Storm" is the 12th and final episode of the second season of the HBO original series, The Wire. The episode was written by David Simon from a story by David Simon & Ed Burns and was directed by Robert F. Colesberry. It originally aired on August 24, 2003.The title refers to the turmoil taking place at the port, as foreshadowed by the previous episode title Storm Warnings. The "storm" includes the death of Frank Sobotka, the progression of the trials of several port cha...
Afshar Operation

Afshar Operation

Part of a series on Hazara people Portal WikiProject Category CommonsThe Afshar Operation was a military operation by Ahmad Shah Massoud and Burhanuddin Rabbani's Islamic State of Afghanistan government forces and Abdul Rasul Sayyaf's Ittehad-i Islami forces against Gulbuddin Hekmatyar's Hezb-i Islami and Abdul Ali Mazari's Hezb-e Wahdat militias in the densely populated Afshar district in west Kabul. The Iran-backed Hezb-e Wahdat together with the Pakistani-backed Hezb-i Islami of Hekmatya...

Grammy Award for Best Song Written for Visual Media

The Grammy Award for Best Song Written for Visual Media has been awarded since 1988 and is awarded to songs written for films, television, video games or other visual media. Through the years, it has gone through several name changes:The award goes to the composer(s) of the winning song, not to the performing artist(s) (except if the artist is also the composer).Years reflect the year in which the Grammy Awards were presented, for works released in the previous year.58th Grammy Awards (2016)5...
Kindenheim

Kindenheim

Kindenheim is an Ortsgemeinde – a municipality belonging to a Verbandsgemeinde, a kind of collective municipality – in the Bad Dürkheim district in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany.The municipality lies in the northwest of the Rhine-Neckar urban agglomeration and is a winegrowing centre in the Palatinate near the north end of the German Wine Route. It belongs to the Verbandsgemeinde of Grünstadt-Land, whose seat is in Grünstadt, although that town is itself not in the Verbandsgemeinde.In 817, Ki...

List of United States Supreme Court copyright case law

This is an incomplete list of Supreme Court of the United States cases in the area of copyright law.
List of Bengali films of 2011

List of Bengali films of 2011

A list of films produced by the Tollywood (Bengali language film industry) based in Kolkata in 2011.A list of Bengali films released in 2011.Celebrating 50 Years in 2011
KCNC-TV

KCNC-TV

KCNC-TV, virtual channel 4 (UHF digital channel 35), is a CBS owned-and-operated television station located in Denver, Colorado, United States. The station is owned by the CBS Television Stations subsidiary of CBS Corporation. KCNC maintains studio facilities located on Lincoln Street (between East 10th and 11th Avenues) in downtown Denver, and its transmitter is based on Lookout Mountain, near Golden.The station first signed on the air on December 24, 1953 as KOA-TV. Founded by Metropolitan ...
Golden Village

Golden Village

Golden Village is a movie theatre operator based in Singapore which is a 50:50 joint venture by Golden Harvest of Hong Kong and Village Roadshow of Australia. It operates eleven multiplexes and cineplexes in the country. It joined hands to open a cinema at Great World City, GV Grand. Started in 1992, it opened Asia's first multiplex, the Yishun 10 multiplex. The cinema has the extensive management, operational and marketing skills of Village, as well as broad depth of experience of Golden Har...

Asynchronous I/O

In computer science, asynchronous I/O, or "Non-sequential I/O" is a form of input/output processing that permits other processing to continue before the transmission has finished.Input and output (I/O) operations on a computer can be extremely slow compared to the processing of data. An I/O device can incorporate mechanical devices that must physically move, such as a hard drive seeking a track to read or write; this is often orders of magnitude slower than the switching of electric current. ...
Valuation (finance)

Valuation (finance)

In finance, valuation is the process of determining the present value (PV) of an asset by the one who is authorised to do so (valuer). Items that are usually valued are a financial asset or liability. Valuations can be done on assets (for example, investments in marketable securities such as stocks, options, business enterprises, or intangible assets such as patents and trademarks) or on liabilities (e.g., bonds issued by a company). Valuations are needed for many reasons such as investment a...

The Frye Festival

The Frye Festival, formerly known as the Northrop Frye International Literary Festival, is a bilingual (French and English) literary festival held in Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada in April of each year. The Festival began in 2000 and is the only festival in the world to honour noted literary critic Herman Northrop Frye (1912–1991) who spent his formative years in Moncton, graduating from Aberdeen High School.Invited participants of the Frye Festival include not only noted Frye scholars, such...
List of diplomatic missions in Guyana

List of diplomatic missions in Guyana

This is a list of diplomatic missions in Guyana. There are currently 13 embassies in Georgetown. Several other countries have ambassadors accredited to Guyana. This listing excludes honorary consulates.Resident in Caracas, unless otherwise noted
Kirchberg, Saxony

Kirchberg, Saxony

Kirchberg is a town in the Zwickau district, in the Free State of Saxony, Germany. It is situated on the western end of the Ore Mountains, 11 km south of Zwickau.
2001–02 Football League Trophy

2001–02 Football League Trophy

The Football League Trophy 2001–02, known as the LDV Vans Trophy 2001–02 for sponsorship reasons, was the 19th staging of the Football League Trophy, a knock-out competition for English football clubs in Second, Third Division and the Conference. The winners were Blackpool and the runners-up were Cambridge United.The competition began on 15 October 2001 and ended with the final on 24 March 2002 at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff.In the first round, there were two sections: North and South. ...
2014 Claro Open Cali – Doubles

2014 Claro Open Cali – Doubles

This was the first edition of the event.Guido Andreozzi and Guillermo Durán won the title, defeating Alejandro González and César Ramírez 6–3, 6–4 in the final.
Coolidge Reservation

Coolidge Reservation

Coolidge Reservation is a nature reserve located in Manchester-by-the-Sea, Massachusetts. The property is owned by The Trustees of Reservations.The reservation is located on Coolidge Point, a peninsula once owned by—and named for—the Coolidge family. The reservation property includes the former site of the Coolidge's "Marble Palace", a Georgian-style mansion designed in 1902 by Charles McKim. Although the mansion no longer stands, the home's grounds are preserved as the "Ocean Lawn".Coordinat...
Alun Michael

Alun Michael

Alun Edward Michael (born 22 August 1943) is a British Labour and Co-operative politician who is the Police and Crime Commissioner for South Wales. He served as Secretary of State for Wales from 1998 to 1999 and then as the first First Secretary of Wales and Leader of Welsh Labour from 1999 to 2000.Born on the island of Anglesey, Michael attended Colwyn Bay Grammar School and graduated from the University of Keele in 1966 with a degree in Philosophy and English. He worked as a reporter for th...
Sadri Maksudi Arsal

Sadri Maksudi Arsal

Sadreddin Nizamettinovich Maksudov or Sadri Maksudi Arsal (1878–February 20, 1957) was a prominent Tatar and Turkish statesman, scholar and thinker.Sadreddin Nizamettinovich Maksudov was born in Taşsu, outside of Kazan, the son of a mullah, and the younger brother of Hadi Maksudi, the well-known Jadidist. After the traditional mektep and medreseh education, he took the (then) unusual step of entering the Russian Teachers' College in Kazan (for which he was much criticized by his community at ...
Tokyo Metro Fukutoshin Line

Tokyo Metro Fukutoshin Line

The Tokyo Metro Fukutoshin Line (東京地下鉄副都心線, Tōkyō Chikatetsu Fukutoshin-sen), formally the No. 13 Fukutoshin Line (13号線(副都心線), Jūsangō-sen (Fukutoshin-sen)), is a subway line operated by the Tokyo subway operator Tokyo Metro in west-central Tokyo, Japan. The newest line in the Tokyo subway network, it opened in stages between 1994 and 2008.The Fukutoshin Line is the deepest metro line in Tokyo, with an average depth of 27 meters. At Shinjuku-sanchōme Station, the line passes under the Marunou...
Colachel

Colachel

Colachel is located within the administrative jurisdiction of Kanyakumari District. Colachel is a second grade Municipal town situated on the west coast of Kanyakumari District. It is a port on the Malabar coast, 20 km north-west of Kanya Kumari (Cape Comorin), the southernmost tip of peninsular India. As of 2011, Colachal had a population of 47007.It is an ancient port town, Vasco da Gama called it ‘Colachi’. Before the State re-organization in 1956, it was part of the Travancore State....
Lucy Wills

Lucy Wills

Lucy Wills, MA (Cantab), LRCP, MB BS (Lond) (10 May 1888 – 26 April 1964) was a leading English haematologist. She conducted seminal work in India in the late 1920s and early 1930s on macrocytic anaemia of pregnancy. Her observations led to her discovery of a nutritional factor in yeast which both prevents and cures this disorder. Macrocytic anaemia is characterised by enlarged red blood cells and is life-threatening. Poor pregnant women in the tropics with inadequate diets are particularly s...
Toncontín International Airport

Toncontín International Airport

Toncontín International Airport (IATA: TGU, ICAO: MHTG) or Teniente Coronel Hernán Acosta Mejía Airport is a civil and military airport located 6 km (4 mi) from the centre of Tegucigalpa, Honduras.The History Channel programme Most Extreme Airports ranks it as the second most dangerous airport in the world. The approach to the airport is considered to be one of the most difficult in the world to all aircraft, especially in inclement weather conditions.Since the 19th century, th...
Long Branch Plantation

Long Branch Plantation

Long Branch Plantation is a historic family seat in Millwood, Virginia built in the early 19th century; named after the creek that runs through the property. Built on approximately 1000 acres (currently 400 acres) by Robert Carter Burwell in 1811 and owned by the Burwell-Nelson family until 1957. The property was placed on the National Register on October 1, 1969.On September 18, 1650, Charles II of England, granted the original tract of the Northern Neck of Virginia, to seven followers inclu...
2001 LPGA Tour

2001 LPGA Tour

The 2001 LPGA Tour was the 52nd season since the LPGA Tour officially began in 1950. The season ran from January 12 to November 18. The season consisted of 38 official money events. Annika Sörenstam won the most tournaments, eight. She also led the money list with earnings of $2,105,868.This was the first season that the Women's British Open was considered an LPGA major. There were seven first-time winners in 2001: Heather Daly-Donofrio, Wendy Doolan, Tina Fischer, Kate Golden, Carin Koch, Ca...
People's Revolutionary Army (Argentina)

People's Revolutionary Army (Argentina)

The Ejército Revolucionario del Pueblo (ERP or "People's Revolutionary Army") was the military branch of the communist Partido Revolucionario de los Trabajadores (PRT, Workers' Revolutionary Party) in Argentina.The ERP was founded as the armed wing of the PRT, a communist party emerging from the Trotskyist tradition, but soon turned to the Maoist theory, especially the Cultural Revolution. During the 1960s, the PRT adopted the foquista strategy of insurgency associated with Che Guevara, who h...
Lionel Stander

Lionel Stander

Lionel Jay Stander (January 11, 1908 – November 30, 1994) was an American actor in films, radio, theater and television.Lionel Stander was born in The Bronx, New York, to Russian-Jewish immigrants, the first of three children. According to newspaper interviews with Stander, as a teenager he appeared in the silent film Men of Steel (1926), perhaps as an extra, since he is not listed in the credits. During his one year at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, he appeared in the stude...
European route E313

European route E313

The European route E 313 is a road in Europe and a part of the United Nations International E-road network. Approximately 112 kilometers (70 mi) long, it connects the Belgian port city of Antwerp to Liège, the commercial and industrial centre of Wallonia. It runs thus entirely within Belgium: however, it does cross the language frontier within Belgium between the Dutch speaking north and the French speaking south which affects the roadside route signs and safety-message posters. Fro...
Annette Lu

Annette Lu

Annette Lu Hsiu-lien (Chinese: 呂秀蓮; pinyin: Lǚ Xiùlián; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: Lū Siù-liân; born June 7, 1944) was the Vice President of the Republic of China (Taiwan) from 2000 to 2008, under President Chen Shui-bian. She announced her intentions to run for President of Taiwan on March 6, 2007, but withdrew in order to support DPP presidential nominee, Frank Hsieh. Lu announced on February 25, 2011, that she would seek the DPP nomination for President of the Republic of China in 2012, but later withdre...
Naloxone

Naloxone

Naloxone, sold under the brandname Narcan among others, is a medication used to block the effects of opioids, especially in overdose. Naloxone may be combined within the same pill as an opioid to decrease the risk of misuse. When given intravenously, it works within two minutes, and when injected into a muscle, it works within five minutes. The medication may also be used in the nose. The effects of naloxone last about half an hour to an hour. Multiple doses may be required, as the duration o...
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